dometic fridge jayco finch dust

Submitted: Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:49
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jayco have designed this camper with 2 external and 1 internal vent in benchtop above fridge. when travelling on dusty roads dust comes through inside vent in huge amounts. has anyone blocked this vent for 12 volt operation? has efficiency declined?

any suggestions?
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Reply By: Member - Bear - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 17:32

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 17:32
In the Cpae and on the Gibb last year a mate just ducktaped these up when driving and then took the tape of as soon as we stopped - the lack of air did not seem to worry the fridge at all.
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 16:17

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 16:17
The other solution is to cover the vents with airconditioning filter material, velcro to inside of vent, take off the vent when dust builds up and wash it under the tap and put it back on
Ray
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Reply By: Glenno - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:28

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:28
At the end of the day the efficiency of the fridge is dictated by the temperate of the cavity behind the fridge. If you block the airflow, the efficiency will drop and the temp probably will rise.

One thing to be careful of is how old your Jayco is. Ive renovated 3 Jayco's, by stripping them back to the bare box and building a new interior. All three have had newspaper packed around the top of the fridge during original construction. One fridge caught fire due to the high temp behind the fridge and the newspaper flaking off, so just be careful.

Cheers,

Glenn.
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